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New Dream Theater Song Available off Forthcoming Album "A Dramatic Turn Of Events"

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Erstwhile and newly drummer-ed prog metal masters Dream Theater have released the first song off the bands upcoming album, "A Dramatic Turn Of Events". Whether or not the album title is a thinly-veiled reference to the drummer saga is unclear, but this is Dream Theater's first original song with new drummer Mike Mangini. The song is called "On The Backs Of Angels," and can be heard on RoadRunner Records' Youtube Channel.

"A Dramatic Turn Of Events" will be released September 13th.

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1. BrianMN writes:

I love the album cover but the song itself.
Meh.
I really haven't been a fan since "Awake" and this song doesn't bring me back.
Maybe if they somehow got Kevin Moore back it would be like the old days.

# Jun 29, 2011 @ 1:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. coldiem writes:

I think this is very promising, I'm digging this song a lot. There's a new feel and I like it. They still fall into their usual pitfalls a couple times but not for very long at least. I just wish Labrie would mix it up a little more.

Either way, after being disappointed with Black Clouds and on the fence about Systematic Chaos, I think things are looking good for this album. As far as Mangini goes, I'll have to hear more, but so far I still hold on my opinion that Marco Minneman would've been a better choice.

# Jun 29, 2011 @ 5:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. btbamfav20 writes:

It's a pretty good song. Hard to base an opinion without hearing the rest of the songs, but i liked the guitar and piano sections a lot. I agree that Labrie's vocals coulda been a lot better, but he's always been a weak singer imo.

Now the drums are obv not as flashy and crazy as Portnoy, u can hear that right off the bat. But he's solid, i was listening intently whenever he started going quicker on the double-kicks, and he nails them! So DT still have awesome drums, just not AWESOME!! drums.

NP: I - Indricothere

# Jun 29, 2011 @ 5:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Arnian writes:

f*** yeah, Indricothere!

Anyways, I wasn't concentrating too much, but sounds like I'll be picking up this album when it comes out. Labrie has always been a sore point, but I've just learnt to live with it. He's gotten better through the years too.

# Jun 30, 2011 @ 1:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. citrus_tea writes:

With DT I often find I tune out after 3 minutes or so into a song.
But with this I got through the whole thing. If the album has other songs as well constructed as this, could be DTs most accessible release to date.

# Jun 30, 2011 @ 4:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Diamond Oz writes:

I quite enjoyed that song and I absolutely adore the album cover. I shall follow this with great interest.

# Jun 30, 2011 @ 11:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. ZMA writes:

New songs eh to me. Not bad but just eh.

# Jun 30, 2011 @ 5:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. cheersjames writes:

Another poltiical song with lyrics by James? I'm guessing this is about the American wars overseas in the Middle East or just 9-11 in general?

Vocals lack emotion and sound phoned in but the lyrics are hard hitting when it counts.

And it seems structured like Pull Me Under, which I'm sure was intentional given D.T.'s pension for paying homage to various influences (including themselves) but with a few select elements from recent albums like Octavarium and Train of Thought.

# Jul 1, 2011 @ 1:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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